As per RaptorsMR, who I’ve always pictured like the above, the following tidbit of information has come to light:
@ZareenaaBaby No. He will receive treatment during the day and an announcement will be made pregame.
— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) April 2, 2014
So, prior to tonight’s Rockets/Raptors game, the Raptors will determine whether Lowry is good to go.
It goes without saying that if Lowry is out our chances of making a dent in the playoffs are slim to none, actually, they’re more like none. A possible outcome here, and I’m speculating, is that since he hasn’t broken anything (X-Rays etc. negative), it’s likely a bruise or something similar that under ideal circumstance would require 2-4 weeks rest. If that is the case, it’s best to shut him down for the remainder of the regular season to give him a minimum of two weeks rest, knowing full well that third or even fourth place might be under threat. I’d rather have a healthier Lowry as a road playoff team than a wobbly one as a home one.
It also sucks for the man himself because he’s been having a fantastic season, and suffering an injury this late into a contract-year could have some bearing on his summertime offers.
On the plus side, we get to see more of Nando de Colo and Dwight Buycks! And maybe even Landry Fields will get to man the point-forward slot with great aplomb.